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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is full of top-quality food and drink independents, from buzzing Nottingham restaurants to delightful rural farm shops and beautiful village pubs hidden away from well-trodden paths. Overseen by Notts editor Abby, who lives near Nottingham, Great Food Club will guide you to the best Nottinghamshire restaurants, pubs, producers, delis and farm shops, with some great member offers thrown in.

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Recommended businesses in Nottinghamshire

Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • 200 Degrees Coffee Shop & School

    A cafe and barista school in one. This place serves wonderful hand-roasted coffee and top class fresh food in a warm and stylish environment…

  • Adventure Beer

    Adventure Beer of Nottingham is a beer-delivery outfit focusing on local breweries including Blue Monkey, Brewster’s, Pheasantry and Lincoln Green…

  • Alchemilla

    Alchemilla in Nottingham serves superb contemporary British cuisine in a beautifully modernised 200-year-old former coaching house…

  • All Mine Cakes (By The Lake)

    A completely gluten-free zone, All Mine Cakes By The Lake is delightfully decorated and the view across the fishing lake is dreamy…

  • Bake Off & Pie

    Bake Off & Pie of Nottingham is a small wholesale craft bakery. It supplies around 30 businesses around Nottingham with freshly baked goods each day…

  • Bar Iberico

    Bar Iberico is a Nottingham gem in the heart of Hockley. This award-winning all-day tapas bar offers a stellar Spanish menu and excellent service…

  • BaRnby’s

    On Saturday nights, BaRnby’s in north Nottinghamshire runs themed bistro nights in Blyth Memorial Hall. These could be Middle Eastern, French, Italian, Spanish or Greek…

  • Butler’s Coffee House

    Butler’s Coffee House is a delightful little place located just off the square in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, inhabiting a Grade II-listed former butcher’s shop…

  • Buttercross Food Boxes

    Buttercross Food Boxes of Bingham delivers fresh fruit, veg, salad & essentials to parts of Notts, including to people within eight miles of Bingham…

  • Cafe Roya

    Eclectic, global-influenced vegetarian restaurant that is proving a hit with meat eaters too…

  • Chocolate Utopia

    An independent, family-run Nottingham business producing an amazing range of delicious handmade, high quality chocolates…

  • Colston Bassett Dairy

    Colston Bassett Dairy makes traditional Stilton and Shropshire Blue cheeses. It is a farming co-operative, established in 1913…

  • Country Victualler

    A small family producer founded in 1973 offering a variety of unique products, including the legendary Alderton ham…

  • Davison’s Bakery

    Davison’s Bakery of Newark is an independent family business, open daily and offering a delivery service. It sells fresh bread, cakes and more…

  • Delilah Fine Foods

    A past winner of UK Deli of the Year and one of the best of its kind in the UK: more than 3,000 square feet packed with delightful produce…

  • Edin’s Patisserie Bar & Kitchen

    A cosy, delightful and rather bohemian café in Nottingham’s Hockley area, serving fabulous food at reasonable prices…

  • Escabeche

    An informal, modern tapas restaurant, serving a wide variety of excellent Mediterranean and internationally inspired dishes…

  • Freshly Spiced

    A Nottingham business with a passion for producing creative and additive-free spice blends to perk up your cooking…

  • GH Porter Provisions

    GH Porter Provisions in Newark is a butcher’s shop, smokery & deli with impressive heritage. A home delivery service is available…

  • Gonalston Farm Shop & Deli

    Gonalston is the first farm shop in the UK to join forces with national brand Budgens, offering local produce including Gonalston Farm’s own beef alongside a strong convenience range. A true one-stop shop…

  • Hambleton Bakery West Bridgford

    Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of bread and pastries in its giant woodfired oven. Its West Bridgford shop is its newest…

  • Harker’s Farm Shop

    Animal welfare and a passion for high quality local food are two reasons why the shop on Blackberry Farm, established in 1954, has a reputation for selling some of the region’s best meat…

  • Hart’s Hotel & Kitchen

    Named Nottingham Restaurant of the Year several times, Hart’s combines exceptional cooking with modern urban style and professional service…

  • Home Farm Produce

    Home Farm Produce in Grove, Nottinghamshire, raises prize-winning cattle and pigs slowly and naturally. A finalist in the Great Food Club Awards 2020…

  • Homeboys

    Homeboys of Nottingham was shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2017/18 and cooks delicious Asian street food…

  • Hopology Beer Shop

    A wonderful small shop selling a varied range of craft beer brewed in the UK, Europe and further afield – enter to receive an education in 21st century ale…

  • Johnny Pusztai at JT Beedham & Son

    Ex-Observer Food Monthly’s Producer of the Year. Britain’s best butcher?

  • Juni Restaurant, Bar & Gin Lab

    Juni in Nottingham was launched by the founders of Juni 93 gin and serves intriguing, tasty Balkan-inspired small plates…

  • Kerry’s Fresh

    Kerry’s Fresh in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, is a family-run fruit & vegetable delivery service and a bricks-and-mortar shop…

  • Kushi-ya

    Kushi-ya in Nottingham is a laid-back and super-cool Japanese restaurant. It specialises in kushiyaki – ingredients that have been skewered and grilled…

  • La Parisienne

    La Parisienne is a delightful, quirky French/European restaurant and patisserie in the heart of historic Southwell, Nottinghamshire…

  • La Rock

    An oasis of seriously impressive food hidden away down a backstreet in Sandiacre between Nottingham and Derby…

  • Lady Jayne’s Tearoom

    Lady Jayne’s is a traditional tearoom in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, serving light breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, sandwiches and home-made cakes…

  • Langar Hall

    A very special country hotel and restaurant with many loyal fans. Nottinghamshire’s Langar Hall has a unique charm all of its own…

  • Magpie Brewery

    Magpie Brewery of Nottingham is a green-energy-powered microbrewery. It brews traditional British ales and hop-forward craft ales…

  • Maxeys Farm Shop

    A family-run farm shop offering a good range of food and drink, including fresh fruit and veg grown in surrounding fields…

  • Mr & Mrs Fine Wine

    Mr & Mrs Fine Wine – also known as The Wine Bank – in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, was named Independent Wine Retailer of the Year in the IWSC Awards…

  • NAN TEI

    NAN TEI in Nottingham is a satisfyingly authentic and down-to-earth Japanese restaurant modelled on Tokyo’s traditional yakitori bars…

  • Nottingham Seafoods

    Nottingham Seafoods is a family-run company spanning three generations of fishmongers. It supplies fresh fish via a delivery service…

  • Nottingham Street Food Club

    Nottingham Street Food Club is home to a rotating selection of independent traders. It’s a vibrant and satisfying option if you’re in Nottingham…

  • Old Theatre Deli

    A slick cafe/deli serving well sourced and nicely prepared food, housed in an old Georgian theatre in the middle of town…

  • Oozee Boozee Bakes

    A Nottingham-based cake company specialising in delicious cakes and sweet treats, using alcohol as a key ingredient…

  • Oscar & Rosie’s Pizza

    Oscar & Rosie’s in Nottingham makes great-quality thin and crispy handmade pizzas, served till late…

  • Parsnips & Pears

    A award-winning, family-run veg-box delivery company from the Vale of Belvoir that sources from local farms and local producers…

  • Pastability

    Pastability is a lovely delicatessen, café, pastificio (pasta maker) and gelateria in the heart of Newark…

  • Perkins Bar & Bistro

    Perkins Bar & Bistro in Plumtree, Nottinghamshire, has its own luxury shepherd’s huts and was established in 1982…

  • Pheasantry Brewery

    An award-winning microbrewery with an attached café-restaurant available to hire, located on a family farm…

  • Raw Fruit & Veg

    Raw Fruit & Veg of Bingham is an independent greengrocer and health food shop. It offers fresh, high-quality produce and store-cupboard essentials…

  • Restaurant Six at Trent Bridge

    Restaurant Six at Trent Bridge offers a view of Nottingham like no other, with cocktails, service and fine dining to match…

  • Richard’s Quality Meats

    Richard’s Quality Meats of Newark is a butcher’s shop that specialises in handmade sausages. Delivery service is available…

  • Roast Event

    Roast Event provides events catering with a difference, offering Porchetta Italiana – an Italian take on classic English hog roasts…

  • Sauce Shop

    Nottingham-based small-batch producers of natural, additive and thickener-free sauces…

  • Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti

    Hidden away in Nottingham’s bohemian Hockley, this cosy and characterful restaurant serves some of the tastiest Italian inspired food in town…

  • Small Food Bakery

    A small-batch Nottingham bakery specialising in naturally fermented sourdough loaves, pastries and pizzas…

  • Spring Lane Farm Shop

    Spring Lane Farm Shop is a traditional, family-run enterprise in Nottinghamshire, selling homemade bread, locally reared meat, plus a huge variety of vegetables, cheeses and much more…

  • Stewarts of Trent Bridge

    With over 30 years’ experience of selecting, blending and roasting coffees, this Nottingham hidden gem should be known to every home barista…

  • Stoppard’s Butchers of Southwell

    Stoppard’s Butchers of Southwell is a delightful family butcher’s. All produce is sourced locally via good relationships forged with local farmers…

  • Thaymar Ice Cream

    Superb real dairy ice cream made on the family farm near Retford, Notts, available to eat in the tearoom or buy from the farm shop…

  • The Amazing Chocolate Workshop

    The Amazing Chocolate Workshop is a proud purveyor of mind-bogglingly unusual chocolate creations that have to be seen to be believed…

  • The Anoki Express Van

    Anoki runs a trio of award-winning Indian restaurants. Its Express Vans deliver its popular ‘JustHeat’ ready-meals across south Notts & Derbys…

  • The Atrium Bar & Kitchen

    The Atrium Bar & Kitchen serves breakfasts, brunches, lunches, evening meals and tapas in an old village bank. You can even dine in the old vault…

  • The Bakehouse

    The Bakehouse in Sherwood, Nottingham, is a thriving cafe and bakery that has deservedly bagged many prestigious awards…

  • The Black Bull

    An accomplished food-focused pub/restaurant that focuses on traditional, local produce…

  • The Cheese Shop Deli and Cafe

    A beautiful food shop in the heart of Nottingham run by two brothers with a true passion for cheese…

  • The Chestnut

    A family-owned village pub in Radcliffe-on-Trent with an emphasis on relaxed, casual dining…

  • The Clock House Cafe

    A quaint cafe in an unusual Nottinghamshire setting. If it’s homemade cakes, delicious lunches, divine breakfasts and mouthwatering afternoon teas you’re after, you should visit The Clock House…

  • The Cod’s Scallops

    A delightful Nottingham fish and chip shop offering all the favourites, plus rarer choices such as gurnard, hake, herring, lobster and oysters, and delicious chips, all fried in beef dripping…

  • The Crimson Tree Café, Bar & Kitchen

    The Crimson Tree is a relaxed and charming café, bar and kitchen on Nottingham’s Mansfield Road. Expect a varied menu from brunch through to dinner…

  • The Cross Keys

    This delightful village pub serves up a quality seasonal menu, with fine wines and craft beers. It even has room to park the pony!

  • The Cumin

    A reliably good restaurant in the middle of Nottingham that serves north Indian food with a slight East African twist…

  • The Dapper Spaniel

    The Dapper Spaniel in Rolleston, Nottinghamshire, is a pub with rooms that offers classic dishes – plus a few surprises – cooked with care and style…

  • The Final Whistle

    The Final Whistle in Southwell is a memorable real-ale pub. This place is a wonderful example of a traditional British hostelry…

  • The Four Bells Inn

    A delightful pub and restaurant set in the pretty village of Woodborough, not far from Nottingham city centre but in the heart of the countryside, showcasing ‘Best of British’ food…

  • The Fruit Basket Direct

    The Fruit Basket Direct of Nottingham is an independent, family-run business offering fresh produce and more. Home delivery is available…

  • The Harley Cafe

    A bustling cafe surrounded by artisan food producers on the Welbeck Estate. Shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2015…

  • The Lakeview Restaurant

    You needn’t be a golfer to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and excellent food at The Lakeview Restaurant & Bar near Cotgrave in Nottinghamshire…

  • The Larder on Goosegate

    This Nottingham restaurant was once home to the very first Boots shop, opened by Jesse Boot in 1849. Today it offers no headache pills but plenty of culinary thrills…

  • The Malt Cross

    A delightful and historic bar and café, located in a beautiful Victorian Musical Hall in the heart of Nottingham…

  • The Martin’s Arms

    The Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year 2012-20 for Nottinghamshire provides good food in classic village pub surroundings…

  • The Old Volunteer

    The ‘Old Vol’ is a delightful rural pub in pretty Caythorpe in the Nottinghamshire countryside, offering great food and a warm welcome…

  • The Peel Wood-Fired Kitchen

    A family-run business based in Newark, serving delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas from a converted van that’s home to a wood-fired oven…

  • The Radcliffe

    The Radcliffe in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, is a superbly refurbished pub that impresses with its excellent take on modern British cooking…

  • The Railway

    The Railway is a family friendly village pub in the heart of Lowdham, with an emphasis on high quality food and hand-pulled ales…

  • The Red Lion at Thurgarton

    The Red Lion at Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire, three miles from Southwell, had been closed for two years until the community clubbed together to buy it…

  • The Robin Hood & Little John

    A traditional pub run by a local microbrewery, showcasing a magnificent array of cask beers and real ciders, plus some pleasing bar snacks…

  • The Rustic Crust

    The Rustic Crust of Farnsfield cooks seriously good pizza. In their stylish restaurant, they serve wonderful Neapolitan-style creations…

  • The School of Artisan Food

    The School of Artisan Food is the learning hub for Britain’s artisan food revival, offering superb tutors and equipment…

  • The Specialty Coffee Shop

    A superb independent Nottingham coffee shop, owned and run by a young Italian couple with a huge passion for good coffee…

  • The Staunton Arms

    The Staunton Arms is a fine old village pub in the Vale of Belvoir, offering fresh food daily via a distinctive and original menu…

  • The Tap & Run

    The Tap & Run in Upper Broughton, Nottinghamshire, is a stylish, modern and cosy pub that’s good for dining or a relaxing drink at the bar…

  • The Tasting Table

    The Tasting Table of Nottingham provides an afternoon-tea and weekend curry club delivery and call-and-collect service…

  • The Thatch

    The Thatch in Bottesford, Leicestershire, is a Grade I-listed restaurant and wine bar with rooms serving contemporary and traditional dishes with innovative flavour combinations…

  • The Unicorn’s Head

    The Unicorn’s Head in Langar is an attractive, friendly and welcoming pub serving good, well priced home-cooked food and decent local cask ales…

  • The Welbeck Bakehouse

    A wholesale bakery dedicated to traditional techniques and long-fermentation processes that produces more than 40 types of breads and pastries…

  • The Wheatsheaf Pub & Kitchen

    A delightful, family-owned, Grade II-listed pub, serving excellent home-cooked food, situated at the heart of Bingham…

  • Tough Mary’s Bakehouse

    Tough Mary’s is a delightful artisan bakery on Nottingham’s Derby Road. All the action happens in the open kitchen, where everything is made from scratch…

  • Ugly Bread Bakery & Cafe

    A delightful Nottingham bakery and café, with a superb range of freshly baked bread, sourdough pizzas, focaccia, mezzaluna, hand-made cakes and cannoli to eat in or take away…

  • Welbeck Abbey Brewery

    A brewer of high quality traditional cask ales with its own bar located on site and offering regular brewery tours…

  • Welbeck Farm Shop

    An exceptional farm shop at the heart of an artisan food enclave – the Welbeck estate. Here you’ll find bread from Welbeck Bakehouse, beer from the estate brewery, locally made cheese, and more…

  • White Rabbit Tea House

    A welcoming little tea house in Nottingham serving speciality teas, homemade cakes, light lunches and traditional English Afternoon Teas…

  • Yeung Sing Cantonese Restaurant

    The Yeung Sing in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, is a hidden gem – don’t be fooled by the unassuming red-brick exterior: once inside you are transported to another world…

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